I fell off the face of the earth. I am back. Thanks to the two people who missed my witty banter on this blog and sent emails to check on me. I am fine and ready to catch you up on what has been happening around here!
Certainly the most exciting news is that our team won the NCAA College Football Championship! Can I get a Roll Tide??
"Put the damn ball in the END ZONE!"
It was not my best moment, but it was sincerely my most fervent wish for the evening.
Finally, the boys managed to seal the deal with a touchdown run by Trent Richardson. His last as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He will be missed. It was a terrific defensive game and the first shut out in a BCS bowl ever! Way to go Bama! We shook our pom-poms and watched ESPN for two days straight! Nothing better than waking up the next day and getting to listen to the sportscaster talk about it all over again. I also watched this You Tube video (click on You Tube) approximately 424 times. Gave me chill bumps all four hundred and twenty four times. I can't wait for college football to start up again!
In other news.....
I have the "clean out, clean up, get organized" bug that I seem to get every January. Here is some photographic evidence of my activities.
I have been dying to paint this wall. This before picture isn't really fair because I had already taken down my pictures when I remembered I wanted to grab the camera and take a photo. It looks particularly naked and bare.
Here is an after picture! Love it! A couple of hours and half a gallon of "Mission Hills" paint and it is clean and crisp! I didn't even tape anything off! Mad painting skills...at least from a distance!
I didn't get a close up photo of the back door, but you can see it from here! It really was not that shocking of a change, but just feels so much better to me!
Also, this weekend I transformed the guest room closet into my craft area. The guest room closet was home to suitcases, clothes waiting to go to Goodwill, quilts and blankets, and Sacred and Sentimental stuff I will never part with. I sorted through everything until the only thing on the floor was some suitcases. They would have to stay, but the rest of the closet was going to be used to organize my craft supplies.
I have a three drawer rolling cabinet and a couple of clear bins with supplies. I have a 24 pocket over the door shoe hanger on order that I am going to fill with miscellaneous gems, stickers, notions, and stuff. I will take a picture of that when it gets here!
Then I painted and hung a pegboard in the closet. It holds my tools and stuff. There is a lot of "stuff" in crafting. Just odds and ends and things and stuff.
I love it. I go in there all the time and just look around. Oh, I also hung a organizer on the wall for my receipts. I have to save those for Lakeside and now I have a handy dandy place to put them! You can also see in this picture the coffee mugs with little lids that I got on clearance at Michael's for .59 cents! I am saving those for next year!
In other crafting news...(This post is a little estrogen heavy....but I did start with football so sit tight!)
I made nine of them. They were hard.
I was originally hoping that this could be the craft for the residents, but there was entirely too much cutting involved. My hand was locked up after doing nine and I had Hubby helping me! When I tried to think about cutting enough felt strips to make 50 wreaths, it made me cry and it made my hand ache and ache. I had to take two Aleve just thinking about doing it.
In even more news...
Boys climbing the tree in the front yard. This was on their Dad's watch. I think that is a little high.
Chip wants to play every ten minutes or so.
So that is a little bit of what has been going on around here this week! What have you been up to?